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Masks Optional On School Buses

Press Release

March 2, 2022

Masks Optional on School Buses

New Bern, NC- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on February 25th, 2022, that effective immediately, masks are no longer required on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/childcare programs.

Effective Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, masks will be optional on all school buses for students and staff. This updated protocol will align with the Board of Education’s recent decision to move to mask optional for all students and the staff at the Board of Education Meeting on February 19th, 2022. If needed, bus drivers will still have extra masks available for those riders who may have forgotten their mask and wish to wear one.

For more information on the recent CDC update, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/face-masks-public-transportation.html